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The committee makes 18 recommendations, including:
- The Welsh Government publishes an annual grants report setting out how individual grants are reviewed
- Timescales for the introduction of a central grant management IT system are drawn up
- The development of a mechanism for increasing monitoring arrangements
The Welsh Government's handing of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (AWEMA) was 'symptomatic of grants management shortcomings,' according to a report from the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee.
The committee concluded that there is often "a lack of communication or co-ordination" between those responsible for Welsh Government grants, which meant that there was not always effective monitoring and safeguards in place.